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“Good atmosphere, great food, excellent service”
Review of Cucina 24

Cucina 24
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Ranked #70 of 810 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Otis Street
Description: Chef & owner Brian Canipelli opened Cucina 24 in 2008 on Wall Street in the center of downtown Asheville, NC. Our kitchen is focused on melding the traditions and philosophies of Italian cookery with ingredients found in the mountains of the American South. We work closely with a number of area farms and our menus reflect produce that they bring to us.
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Upbeat place with excellent service and really terrific food. The bartender is really good, and he uses block ice, which is cool. Wood fired oven and open kitchen makes watching your food being prepared fun. Very attentive service makes for an overall wonderful dining experience.

Thank Leza W
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

This was one of the restaurants recommended by our B&B- Wonderful choice. Excellent service, I like a waiter who knows the menu and did a great job explaining all of the entree's. We were very impressed with our meals and drinks.

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Thank Steven W
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

During a birthday weekend in Asheville, my boyfriend and I received a recommendation for this restaurant from a bartender at a wine bar in the area. We wanted somewhere classy with nice food. Cucina 24 was exactly that!

We dined on a Friday night at 6:30pm and had no wait whatsoever. We were immediately seated by a kind hostess and a server greeted us soon after we sat down, handed us our menus and invited us to ask him any questions we may have about the meals.

However, after receiving the menu, we panicked. We're definitely NOT foodies and had no idea what half of the items were on the menu. We couldn't even pronounce them! We seriously considered leaving. Thankfully, we remembered what the waiter had said about asking him questions and decided to be "that table" that asked a million questions about the menu.

Our waiter couldn't have been kinder. He answered each question with a smile and explained each dish very well. He didn't belittle us or make us feel dumb over our lack of knowledge at all. It was refreshing!

The meal was divine. The flavors were unique and blended very well together. Next time we are in Asheville we will definitely visit Cucina 24 again!

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1  Thank Ellen H
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We visited asheville for a week and ate at a variety of restaurants. This was by far our favorite! We visited there on a tour and decided to make a reservation after the most tender pork cheek we'd ever tasted. We had the tasting menu and the chef outdid himself! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and knew all the ins and outs of our food even though it was not on the menu. All the food was fresh, innovative and tasted amazing! I do not like raw foods and they adjusted the menu for me accordingly. Next time in asheville we will def be going back and will be telling all our friends about our great experience.

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1  Thank Becky C
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Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

We had first crossed paths with the food here on one of the local restaurant tours and decided then that we'd like to try a full dinner.

My duck entree disappointed at $26. The duck itself was more toward the medium side of the requested medium rare and was fairly tough. The bacon bits and the brussels sprouts were both too charred; overall, the dish while acceptably flavorful was overcooked. And while small pieces of apple added a fresh note, the absence of any sauce seemed odd in a duck dish.

My partner thought her salad's champagne vinaigrette dressing was somewhat bitter. She did think the gorgonzola in the salad was delicious.

On the plus side, the service was excellent and the place itself is very attractive.

1  Thank Mikewrite246
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